Fake Teams Dynasty League Draft Results - Round 2

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - SEPTEMBER 28: Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals pitches during a game against the Florida Marlins at Sun Life Stadium on September 28, 2011 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

The Fake Teams Dynasty League draft is in full swing, as we are into round 4 right now, but here are the results and analysis for Round 2 of the major league draft:

Round 2 - $12 - 2 Years

Toronto Blue Jays - Jose Reyes - SS - Free Agent
Los Angeles Dodgers - Carlos Gonzalez - OF - Colorado Rockies
Bronx Bombers - Stephen Strasburg - SP - Washington Nationals
Texas Rangers - Ian Kinsler - 2B - Texas Rangers
New York Mets - Justin Verlander - SP - Detroit Tigers
Boston Red Sox - Dustin Pedroia - 2B - Boston Red Sox
Fake Teams - Andrew McCutchen - OF - Pittsburgh Pirates
Miami Marlins - Roy Halladay - SP - Philadelphia Phillies
Atlanta Braves - Ryan Zimmerman - 3B - Washington Nationals
Carl Winslows - David Wright - 3B - New York Mets
Tampa Bay Rays - Curtis Granderson - OF - New York Yankees
Anaheim Angels - Felix Hernandez - SP - Seattle Mariners
Brooklyn Nets - Tim Lincecum - SP - San Francisco Giants
Arizona Diamondbacks -Jered Weaver - SP - Los Angles Angels
Colorado Rockies - Jay Bruce - OF - Cincinnati Reds
Oakland Athletics - Desmond Jennings - OF - Tampa Bay Rays


Round 2 Analysis after the jump:



Round 2 Analysis

I think many of you already know that I am a big fan of Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen, partly because I own him in two other keeper leagues, and party because he is now a 20-20 hitter. Since, I already drafted Evan Longoria in the third round, I decided not to draft Ryan Zimmerman or David Wright. I thought about drafting a starter here, but I like 20-20 hitters a lot more than an ace starter.

A couple picks surprised me: Dudedudedude taking Hanley Ramirez and Jose Reyes back to back was surprising. Did he draft Reyes in case Hanley has another bust year in 2012 :)?

The other surprise, for me, was drafting Stephen Strasbug before Roy Halladay and Justin Verlander. Then again, some can argue that he can be the next Halladay as soon as 2013 (he will be on an inning limit in 2012). I can't argue against that logic, as Strasburg is one of the top starters in all of baseball, and has the potential to be top 5 as soon as 2012.

I like Desmond Jennings pick at the end of the second round. Reason: he can be the mini Andrew McCutchen as soon as 2012, and probably will steal more bases.

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